As of 2015, the cost to make homemade chocolate chip cookies is 6.5 cents per cookie, while store-bought, ready-to-eat Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies cost approximately 7.7 cents per cookie. The cost to make homemade cookies varies depending on the quality and type of ingredients used.
The cost of packaged, dry cookie mix is approximately 9.5 cents per cookie, and the cost of refrigerated Nestle Toll House cookie dough is 12.5 cents per cookie. Using margarine, rather than butter, decreases the cost of making both homemade and dry-mix cookies. Prices can vary based on where the cookies or ingredients are purchased.